Launched on 5th February, 2008, Himachal Pradesh was the first state in the country to establish a State Wide Area Network as an e-Governance initiative to create a Citizen-Government interface which is backed by a dedicated high speed line connecting all sub division, tehsils, sub-tehsils, blocks and even panchayats. The network in operation is providing dynamic and interactive information from departments like Rural Development, Excise & Taxation, Police and others for a time saving, transparent and better governance processes.
Total 2121 sites connected with HIMSWAN as on dated 31-March-2020.
240 Offices sites commissioned over Airtel RF-Connectivity as on dated 31-March-2020.
HIMSWAN services are now extended over SIM based Dongles using Private APN services of Telecom Operators. 110 Dongles provided to HIMSWAN users as on dated 31-March-2020. Himachal is the first State in the Country to provide triple play services of SWAN using SIM based Dongles of Telecom Service Providers.
This Initiative received Express Computer IT Excellence Award during Infocomm India 2019 summit.